All Kentucky coroners, and all deputy coroners who are not physicians, are required to enroll in a 40 hour Basic Medicolegal Death Investigation course administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT). This course is the equivalent of a full semester university class condensed into just one week! Each participant is required to complete and successfully pass a final examination at the end of the class. Every year thereafter the coroner/deputy coroner is required to take an 18 hour continuing education course offered by DOCJT and chosen from several courses of different subjects. Each coroner/deputy coroner is also required to complete and successfully pass a final examination at the end of the 18 hour course.
Be aware that these courses are not available to the general public or investigators from jurisdictions outside the state of Kentucky. Attendance is restricted to those persons and agencies currently registered with the Department of Criminal Justice Training Branch of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet.
Course Dates Course # Course title
02/10-02/14 001C-12J Coroners Basic Medicolegal Death Investigator Training – Frankfort
04/15-04/16 093C-14J Photography/Blood Spatter – Richmond
04/23-04/25 067C-14J Kentucky Coroners Conference – Louisville
06/24-06/25 089C-12J Dealing with Crisis for Coroners – Owensboro
08/05-08/06 075C-14J Pediatric Forensic Issues for Coroners – Morehead